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France to Impose 10-day Quarantine for Travellers from India amid Covid Variant Fears

The logo of the Tous AntiCovid App (Everyone against the Covid) is seen on the Montparnasse tower as a man wearing a protective face mask walks near the Eiffel Tower in Paris amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, January 22, 2021.

The logo of the Tous AntiCovid App (Everyone against the Covid) is seen on the Montparnasse tower as a man wearing a protective face mask walks near the Eiffel Tower in Paris amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, January 22, 2021.

The move comes a few days after Paris announced a ban on all flights from Brazil to stave off the P1 coronavirus variant.

France will impose a 10-day quarantine for travellers arriving from India in the coming days to prevent the spread of a worrying Covid-19 variant that is hammering Indian hospitals, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said Wednesday.

The move comes a few days after Paris announced a ban on all flights from Brazil to stave off the P1 coronavirus variant, and required quarantines for passengers on flights from Argentina, Chile and South Africa.

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first published:April 21, 2021, 17:28 IST